Current Affairs – 22 March 2024

Bihar Diwas 2024

  • Bihar Diwas is celebrated on March 22nd annually to mark Bihar’s separation from Bengal in 1912 and its establishment as an independent province in British India.
  • The celebrations usually include cultural programs, exhibitions, and events that showcase Bihar’s rich history, culture, and traditions.
  • Due to the Lok Sabha elections, there was no state-level program in 2024; instead, local administrations organized programs according to the guidelines of the State Election Commission.
  • Saran district celebrated Bihar Diwas by conducting an awareness drive about the importance of voting in different trains under the SVEEP program.

  • GRID Controller of India Limited (GRID-INDIA) is a Miniratna Category-I CPSE recognized by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, for its pivotal role in the nation’s power landscape.
  • Established in 2009, GRID-INDIA ensures smooth and continuous operation of the Indian Power System, managing the All India Synchronous Grid, one of the world’s largest and most complex power systems.
  • Responsibilities include overseeing the efficient electric power transfer within and across areas, facilitating reliable transnational power exchanges, and developing competitive wholesale electricity markets.
  • The Miniratna status highlights GRID-INDIA’s operational excellence, strategic relevance, and increased operational autonomy, contributing significantly to India’s energy security and long-term growth.

Mineral Production in the Country Grows by 5.9%

  • Mineral production in India grew by 5.9% in January 2024 compared to January 2023, with notable increases in magnesite, copper concentrate, and coal.
  • Cumulative growth from April 2023 to January 2024 was 8.3%, indicating a consistent upward trend in mineral production.
  • The production levels of key minerals like coal, natural gas, and crude petroleum remained significant, reflecting the robust health of the industrial sector.
  • Positive growth was observed in magnesite, copper concentrate, coal, limestone, bauxite, and other minerals, while gold, chromite, and phosphorite experienced declines.

Top 10 Professors for March 2024 - Organized by Kiteskraft Productions LLP

  • Organizer: Kiteskraft Productions LLP, founded by Mr. Rahul Nair & Mr. Geo Bobby in March 2019, known for organizing National and International Conferences and Award ceremonies in various sectors.
  • Purpose: Recognizing individuals who significantly contribute to shaping the education and business sectors, focusing on dedication, innovation, and commitment to outcome-based learning.
  • Acknowledgement: Recognizing educators who demonstrate exceptional dedication and expertise in education, with an emphasis on fostering outcome-based learning for positive impacts on students’ lives.

  • MoU between AIIMS Raipur and Ministry of Defence for ex-servicemen health services ensures capless, cashless treatment.
  • AIIMS Raipur is second AIIMS after Bhopal to be empanelled with ECHS.
  • Lt Gen. Padam Singh Shekhawat lauds partnership, extending services to 30,000+ in Chhattisgarh.
  • Collaboration aims to streamline healthcare, reduce administrative burdens, enhance patient experience.

February, 2024


  • All-India Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Laborers (CPI-AL) and Rural Laborers (CPI-RL) remained stable at 1258 and 1269, respectively, in February 2024.
  • Eight states saw a decline in CPI-AL, while seven states saw a decline in CPI-RL, with two states showing no change.
  • Retail inflation for agricultural and rural workers grew marginally in February 2023, with CPI-AL at 6.94% and CPI-RL at 6.87%.
  • Gujarat experienced the maximum increase in CPI numbers (8 points each), while Assam saw the maximum decrease (7 points each) in February 2023.

SAKHI App for Gaganyaan Mission

  • Developed by: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), an ISRO facility at Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Purpose: Assist astronauts on the Gaganyaan mission with tasks like accessing technical information, monitoring health, ensuring connectivity, and managing dietary schedules.
  •  Features: Offers access to technical information, monitors health, ensures connectivity with Earth and onboard systems, manages dietary schedules, and maintains mission logs.
     Utility: Helps astronauts access data, maintain logs, stay informed about their well-being, enhancing safety and efficiency for the Gaganyaan mission.

World Water Day 2024 :22 March

Current Affairs – 22 March 2024

- Save Water Save Life -

  • Theme:Celebrated on March 22nd with the theme “Water For Peace,” highlighting the critical role of water in conflict prevention and sustainable development.
  • Challenges: Over 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, leading to tensions over water resources, especially in regions facing severe water scarcity due to climate change.
  • Efforts: Organizations like Self Help Africa and United Purpose are working to provide communities with access to clean water, promoting cooperation and sustainable water management.

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